Daniel Jacobs (boxer)

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Daniel Jacobs (boxer)
Real nameDaniel Jacobs
Nickname(s)The Golden Child[1]
Rated atMiddleweight
Super Middleweight
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)[1]
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1987-02-03) February 3, 1987 (age 27)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins by KO25
No contests0
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Daniel Jacobs (boxer)
Real nameDaniel Jacobs
Nickname(s)The Golden Child[1]
Rated atMiddleweight
Super Middleweight
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)[1]
Reach73 in (185 cm)[1]
NationalityUnited States American
Born(1987-02-03) February 3, 1987 (age 27)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins by KO25
No contests0

Daniel "Danny" Jacobs (born February 3, 1987) is an American professional boxer and is the current WBA and former NABO and NABF Middleweight champion.

Early life[edit]

Jacobs was born and raised in the Brooklyn residential neighborhood of Brownsville to an African-American father and African-American mother. He was raised by his mother, Yvette Jacobs, his grandmother, Cordelia Jacobs, and his aunts. Jacobs graduated from Erasmus High School.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

As an amateur boxer, Jacobs recorded 137 wins and 7 losses. In 2003, Jacobs won the Junior Olympics national championship. In 2004, Jacobs won the United States national champion in the 19–and–under division, a PAL national championship, and a National Golden Gloves welterweight championship. In 2005, he won his second PAL national championship and also won the National Golden Gloves middleweight championship. In 2006, Jacobs won the United States Amateur middleweight championship. During his amateur career, Jacobs won four New York Golden Gloves championships.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Jacobs made his professional boxing debut on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton, which took place on December 8, 2007, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. In that fight, he defeated Jose Jesus Hurtado by first round technical knockout in just 29 seconds.[5] In his second professional fight, Jacobs fought Hector Lopez on January 25, 2008, at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, Illinois. Jacobs defeated him with a first round knockout after a left hook to the body sent Lopez down for the count.[6] In his third bout, he faced Alexander Volkov on February 16, 2008. Jacobs won by technical knockout in the second round, knocking Volkov down three times before the bout was called to a halt.[7] On March 22, 2008, at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California, Jacobs defeated Matt Palmer by first round technical knockout. Palmer went down twice before the referee stopped the fight.[8]

On April 19, 2008, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Jacobs fought Leshon Sims. Jacobs knocked Sims down in rounds three and four en route to a fourth round technical knockout victory.[9] On May 3, 2008, Jacobs fought Jose Pena at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Pena was knocked down after taking a left hand to the body followed immediately by a left hook to the head. He got to his feet, but Jacobs immediately went after him with a right hand to the head, backing him up to his corner, where Jacobs landed a two-punch combination to the head that dropped Pena to the canvas for the second time. After the second knockdown, the fight was stopped due to Pena being too badly hurt to continue fighting.[10] On July 4, 2008, Jacobs defeated Julio Perez by first round technical knockout at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Jacobs hurt Perez several times in the first round, sending him from one side of the ring to the other while taking unanswered punches to the head. After landing a four-punch combination that sent Perez to the ropes, the referee moved in and halted the fight.[11] Jacobs defeated Sergio Rios by knockout in the first round in a bout that took place on July 23, 2008, at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. Jacobs used an assortment of punches to the body before landing a right hand that sent Rios down to the canvas. Rios was unable to continue and the bout was halted.[12] In his ninth professional fight, Jacobs defeated Ramon Espinoza with a technical knockout in just 57 seconds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 13, 2008.[13] Fourteen days later, Jacobs fought Emmanuel Gonzalez at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. In the second round, Jacobs put Gonzalez down to the canvas with a three-punch combination. Three rounds later, Jacobs scored another knockdown, but he had to go the full distance for the first time in his professional career. Jacobs won by unanimous decision with scores of 60–52, 59–54, and 59–53 from the judges.[14]

Daniel Jacobs (left) versus Michael Walker

On October 18, 2008, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jacobs defeated Tyrone Watson by knockout in the first round. With a minute remaining in the opening round, Jacobs knocked Watson down with a right hand. Watson got up, but Jacobs landed a left hook to Watson's ribs for the knockout.[15] Jacobs' next fight took place on November 8, 2008, at Madison Square Garden in New York City against Jimmy Campbell. In the third round, Jacobs knocked Campbell down with a right hand. He made it up badly hurt, and Jacobs threw a flurry of punches which resulted in the referee stopping the fight.[16] Jacobs defeated Victor Lares by second round technical knockout on December 6, 2008, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In round two, Jacobs knocked Lares down with a right hand. Lares quickly got up but the referee stopped the fight because Lares was too hurt to continue fighting.[17] On February 28, 2009, Jacobs defeated Jose Cruz by first round knockout at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with a flurry of punches.[18] Two months later, Jacobs fought Jose Varela at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. In the second round, Jacobs knocked out Varela with a right hand that sent him crashing to the canvas and never threatened to beat the ten count.[19] On April 27, 2009, Jacobs agreed to replace junior middleweight James Kirkland, who was arrested on a gun charge, to fight Mike Walker, who was coming off a victory over two-time world title challenger Antwun Echols.[20] The fight took place on May 2, 2009, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and Jacobs won by unanimous decision with scores of 80–72 from two judges and 79–73 from the other.[21] One month later, he defeated George Walton by eight round technical knockout[22] On August 22, 2009, Jacobs defeated Ishe Smith by unanimous decision to win the NABO middleweight title.

After 2 more bouts, on July 31, 2010, Jacobs faced undefeated Russian Dmitry Pirog for the vacant WBO Middleweight Championship. Jacobs was knocked out in the 5th round handing him his first career loss.[23][24]

On October 20, 2012, Jacobs made a successful return to professional boxing with a first round knockout victory over Josh Luteran.[25]

ESPN.com reported that the scheduled February 9, 2013 bout between Danny Garcia and Zab Judah at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was moved to April 27, 2013 because of a rib injury sustained by Garcia. With Danny Jacobs penciled in on the undercard fight for this event, his confrontation against Billy Lyell will now move to April 27 as well.[26][27]

On August 19, 2013, Jacobs captured the WBC Continental Americas middleweight title via third round knockout of Giovanni Lorenzo during the premiere of Golden Boy Live! on Fox Sports 1.[28][29]

On August 9, 2014, Jacobs won the Vacant WBA Middleweight Title with a 5th round TKO over Jarrod Fletcher at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.[30]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2011, Jacobs was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer.[31]

Professional Record[edit]

28 Wins (25 knockouts), 1 Losses, 0 Draws
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
Win28-1Australia Jarrod FletcherTKO5 (12)2014-08-09United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York CityWon vacant WBA Middleweight title.
Win27-1Colombia Milton NunezTKO1 (10)2014-03-15Puerto Rico Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Win26-1Dominican Republic Giovanni LorenzoTKO3 (10)2013-08-19United States New York City, New York, USA
Win25-1United States Keenan ColinsTKO4 (8)2013-06-22United States Brooklyn, New York, USA
Win24-1United States Chris FitzpatrickRTD5 (8)2012-12-01United States New York City, New York, USA
Win23-1United States Josh LuteranKO1 (8)2012-10-20United States Brooklyn, New York, USA
Win22-1United States Robert KliewerKO1 (10), 1:442011-03-05United States Anaheim, California, USA
Win21-1United States Jesse OrtaTKO5 (8), 3:002010-12-18Canada Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Loss20-1Russia Dmitry PirogKO5 (12)2010-07-31United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USAFor vacant WBO Middleweight title.
Win20-0United States Juan AstorgaTKO2 (10), 0:512010-05-15United States New York City, New York, USARetained WBO NABO Middleweight title.
Won vacant NABF Middleweight title.
Win19-0Colombia Jose Miguel Rodriguez BerrioRTD1 (8)2010-03-27United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win18-0United States Ishe SmithUD10 (10)2009-08-22United States Houston, Texas, USAWon vacant WBO NABO Middleweight title.
Win17-0United States George WaltonKO1 (10), 1:132009-06-26United States Tucson, Arizona, USA
Win16-0United States Michael WalkerUD8 (8)2009-05-02United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win15-0Nicaragua Jose VarelaKO2 (8), 1:292009-04-24United States Chicago, Illinois, USA
Win14-0Mexico Jose Luis CruzKO1 (6), 2:592009-02-28United States Houston, Texas, USA
Win13-0United States Victor LaresTKO2 (8), 2:442008-12-06United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win12-0United Kingdom Jimmy CampbellTKO3 (6), 2:592008-11-08United States New York, New York, USA
Win11-0United States Tyrone WatsonKO1 (6), 2:292008-10-18United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win10-0Puerto Rico Emmanuel GonzalezUD6 (6)2008-09-27United States Carson, California, USA
Win9-0Mexico Ramon EspinozaTKO1 (6), 0:572008-09-13United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win8-0Mexico Sergio RiosKO1 (6), 2:462008-07-23United States Cabazon, California, USA
Win7-0United States Julio PerezTKO1 (6), 1:492008-07-04United States Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Win6-0United States Jose PenaTKO1 (4), 0:532008-05-03United States Carson, California, USA
Win5-0United States Leshon SimsTKO4 (4), 2:312008-04-19United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win4-0United States Matt PalmerTKO1 (4), 2:432008-03-22United States Cabazon, California, USA
Win3-0United States Alexander VolkovTKO2 (4), 2:572008-02-16United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win2-0Puerto Rico Hector LopezKO1 (4), 1:052008-01-25United States Cicero, Illinois, USA
Win1-0United States Jose Jesus HurtadoTKO1 (4), 0:292007-12-08United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USAProfessional debut.


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